Year 2020 provides a massive creative challenge for the culinary and hospitality industry in Bali. It has also enabled an opportunity for a new generation of Indonesian chefs to rise and slowly take over kitchens and ephemeral operations all over Bali. The Up&Coming Series will embrace those rising stars and put them on the spotlight at Bikini Restaurant.
The Up&Coming series, a project created by recently launched hi hun; collectif (hh;c) aims to create ephemeral culinary experiences in unused times or locations, to drive their voices to the spotlight, nourishing their flawless technique, sustainability ethos and great love for Indonesian home-food. hi hun; collectif is an arts, food and culture collective that gathers a strong network of mainly female talents in the culinary and creative industries, deeply rooted in Bali and aiming to empower a mostly femenine way to create: collaborative and nourishing.
The Up&Coming series kicks off with Jammin Chow, another collective formed by three outstanding chefs: Austin Milana, Ryan Theja and Vallian Gunawan, aiming to champion Indonesian produce. Individually, they have done their time in some of the best kitchens in the region, such as L’Atelier Joel Robuchon, Julien Royer’s Odette in Singapore, Peter Gilmore’s Bennelong in Sydney and Jethro Vincent’s Bali-based Bikini. As a collective, they have already done some very well received pop ups at Mano Beach Club, Braud and Japfa Experience Jakarta.
On Thursday, July 1st 2021, Up&Coming one night only event series will commence at Bikini Restaurant and features Jammin Chow. It will showcase the Balinese flavours of Wiwik Fortuna from iconic Merah Putih, the experimental research of Fernando Tandean from Locavore and Localabs, and a fun-dining bet by Armen Putu, now heading the kitchen at Bikini.
There is always an art component to every hi hun; collectif event, so for that particular first night, they will also showcase the magnificent masterpiece of Bali-born visual artist Didin Jirot, whose work follows the ritual process of introspection proper of Balinese tradition only to create contemporary pieces of colourful and layered complexity in steel and bronze.
So mark the date and be ready to reconceive this country’s fantastic cuisine in an artful and eclectic way with Up&Coming collaborative event at Bikini Restaurant. For all enquiries please email [email protected]